Philosophers of the Arabs
Khayer Aldeen Altunisy (1820 – 1889) , one of the symbols of reform of the modern Tunisian state.
Khayer Aldeen was born in
On 1857 he was appointed as a minister of the navy, during this period he performed several plans of reform, among which, improvements of the main port of Tunisia, organization of the ministry and performing treatises with foreign states; in addition to participation in issuing the rules of the senate council for which he became its president on 1861.
Between the year of 1862
and 1869 he left his position due to political circumstances and devoted his
time for contemplation and writing of his views of Islamic reform. On 1869,
after the death of the previous ruler of
His is Thought
Khayer Aldeen Altunisi has left one major intellectual work in which he has put the fruit of his experience and his intellectual views titled "the best ways to know the conditions of the states" (أقوم المسالك في معرفة أحوال الممالك ).